12 Most Codependent Supervillains of All Time

Some villains strive for wealth and power. Some villains strive for glory. But a surprising number of villains are motivated solely by their tangled relationships with the hero. These are love-hate relationships, in which the villain just wants to impress the hero or spend quality time together. Here are the 12 most… » 2/26/14 10:03am 2/26/14 10:03am

8 Ways to Make a Movie About a Female Superhero Happen

Tons of people are saying a woman can't star in a superhero movie. (Just like they probably said an interconnected superhero universe couldn't happen at the movies.) Stan Lee says there's no need. But a good superheroine movie is necessary and doable. Here are eight ways to make a movie about a female superhero movie… » 9/19/13 10:00am 9/19/13 10:00am

Monsters University: Pixar's Golden Age is Probably Over But That's OK

Over a 15-year spree, Pixar made an indelible mark on the history of cinema. From Toy Story to Toy Story 3, Pixar's winning streak expanded our ideas of storytelling. But Pixar's latest, Monsters University, is more evidence Pixar's glory days might be over. It's not a masterpiece — just one of the best films of the… » 6/21/13 12:29pm 6/21/13 12:29pm

10 Evil Schemes that Could Have Been Stopped by Taking Out a Minion

The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an… » 5/10/13 10:00am 5/10/13 10:00am

DC and Marvel characters get a Pixar-style makeover

Phil Postma has been playing with different pop culture properties with Pixar aesthetics, mashing up Pixar characters and features with DC and Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. Take a gander at some of the Pixar mashups he's devised for some of comics' mightiest heroes and most nefarious villains. » 2/10/13 11:30am 2/10/13 11:30am

This hand-painted Incredibles poster is downright gorgeous

So many movie promo posters fall flat (or rely too much on the contrasting orange and blue), but this unused promo poster for The Incredibles captures the action-packed scale of Pixar's film. It was hand painted by Robert McGinnis, the artist who painted the iconic movie posters for Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella,… » 1/20/13 10:00am 1/20/13 10:00am

Pixar Artist Eric Tan Talks to io9 About Wall-E and Retro Design

Look closely at the posters above. Which one was designed for a Disney attraction of the 1960s, and which was was designed for a Disney attraction that's coming out this week? On the left, you can see an original poster for Disneyland's People Mover ride; and on the right is a poster for Disney/Pixar's new flick … » 6/24/08 7:00am 6/24/08 7:00am